Recommended Reading

The Tipping Point

by Malcolm Gladwell

Ideas are infectious, and sometimes evolve into full-blown epidemics. In his first book, New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell explores the elements of these epidemics, and finds three common characteristics: contagiousness, the fact that little causes can have big effects, and that change happens, not gradually, but at one dramatic moment. The Tipping Point is the name given to that special moment when everything can change, all at once. It is governed by three rules: the law of the few, the stickiness factor, and the power of context. The book is about taking these concepts, and helping the reader learn how to apply them in puzzling situations, whether it’s marketing, teen-age smoking, social, or product epidemics. The book’s greatest power, however, is in its delivery. Gladwell takes complex material, and presents it in a simple and natural way, allowing readers to apply his concepts into their own experiences. What is the tipping point for change in organizations? What is the tipping point for each of us in our individual growth? How can we really become conscience of these principals, these rules, as they relate to what creates very quick, monumental change in our world today?

Book cover for The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Book cover for The Cycle of Transformation by Deb Siverson
With all the ups and downs of the economy and the various dramas in the business world in recent years, good leadership is more crucial than ever before. But the old methods don’t seem to produce the desired results any longer.
Author Deb Siverson knows this from firsthand experience. She worked for twenty years under the old productivity-based coaching model before she was introduced to a more relational approach. But rather than exchange one for the other, she realized that both models had something to offer. So she blended their effective aspects and created her own coaching model: the Cycle of Transformation.
Now, leaders can learn how to become “leader coaches” who empower their employees to fully engage with the company, resulting in a mutually beneficial connection that improves job satisfaction—which leads to increased productivity and profits. Approaching their role relationally, leader coaches play an important role in transforming their employees’ lives at work. And this is no small accomplishment.
Often enlightening and always practical, The Cycle of Transformation informs readers how to develop trust, why it’s important to spark insight before pushing for action, and so much more.
Don’t you think it’s time you refresh your leadership approach?
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